Tiger Woods Bails on Next Week’s FedEx Invitational

Tiger Woods, who has made just one start the past five months at the Memorial Tournament, announced today that he will skip out on the FedEx Invitational next week.

The decision to stay away from the course comes as a disappointment for golf fans — and golf sponsors — considering his participation at the Memorial Tournament drew the highest lead-in ratings for Golf Channel ever at this event (1.47 million average viewers) and was the most-watched lead-in since 2019 Genesis Open in February.

The news shouldn’t come as much of a surprise even after an extended COVID layoff. Woods turns 45 in December and is likely looking to buy himself more time to prepare his body for the PGA Tour Championship.

Golf Channel’s “Tiger Tracker” Twitter account seems to agree:

Woods knows he’s racing Father Time for Jack Nicklaus’ record 18 major championships, so his passing on FedEx shows a big picture mentality.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. It’s his body and his life, but it’s selfish for pro athletes to sit on their assess like this. He’s made enough money from Nike? Fat and happy?

    Americans and sports fans world wide have supported guys like Tiger. Made them rich. Now we need Tiger and others and we get nothing.

    he is a mega icon. How about giving back a little. How about playing to win all the time as he used to.

    Now he is worried about being LeBron? Gotta be better than Nicklaus at all cost.

    Gotta best Jack or Jordan to be #1 all time.
    Screw the fan right? Hurry up and be the best… when we feel like it. That’s the message.

    Where did the passion in sports go?

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